(Closed) Did anyone have a semi/full dummy wedding cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Kind of wondering about this too. Bump!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are having a completely fake cake, cutting a small cake, and serving sheet cake. As for the pricing, the cost is no different for the fake cake vs. a real one. The bulk of what you’re paying for is the decorations, and a baker will spend the same amount of time decorating whether its real or fake. We opted to go with the fake cake because we are doing a dessert table, and cake tables tend to get messy when the cake is served. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

my friend had a completely styrofoam cake, it was beautifuk and CHEAP! She just pretended to cut it for the picture, they had a real piece of cake behind the cake to feed to each other. Then they served sheet cake – tastes better too!

Edit: her cake was about $200 i think

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@j-adore01:  My wedding is in November, so I can only show you my inspiration picture.  I will also preface what we’re paying by saying that cake was a priority for me, and the design along with the particular baker we chose is what lead to the higher pricetag of $1,500.  We looked at several other bakers who also do the fake cakes and could do them for less $$ for a less complex design/less gumpaste flowers, etc.

This is my inspiration picture.  The green tiers will be royal purple, the patterned tier will be silver foil, and the gumpaste flowers will be ombre purple.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our baker told us that it wouldnt save us any money for a dummy cake…  They are very proud of their flavors… haha…

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yeah I wanted a dummy cake. But it ended up being way more once I had to purchase the sheet cakes. But I am able to get a grooms cake and 5 tier wedding cake all for the price of  a dummy cake. And have way more flavors.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Dummy cakes ended up costing quite a bit based on the 3 bakers we went to. We wanted 2 fake tiers and it was $150 (for the fake tiers alone). I couldnt believe it and that wasnt with decorations. We are just having a two tier cake now. It wasnt worth it to us.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t get it – so you have this ‘fake-cake’ just for a show? For a decoration? Because you are ‘supposed’ to have a tall fancy cake? I don’t understand? 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having a 3 tier cake with only the middle tier being real cake. Everything else will be covered foam.  The plan was to go with sheet cakes of the same flavor/icing as the middle tier of our cake BUT now I’m rethinking and kind of want a candy/dessert bar instead of sheet cakes.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

We are having a 4 tier cake with the top three are going to be fake. We are also having a grooms cake. The bottom layer plus the groom’s cake will be enough when you consider food and edible favors. This option was WAY cheaper than an all real cake.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had a fake cake with one real wedge inserted and iced over for us to cut.  Then they served sheet cake (which was delicious!).  It wasn’t something we chose – it’s just the way the hotel always does it, and we used their baker.  It was fine, I’m not sure anyone noticed or cared.  

It certainly wasn’t cheap – $12/slice.  Most of the work is the decorating. 

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